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Flat Schematics vs. Hierarchical Design
Every PCB design starts with a circuit diagram (also known as a schematic)—a graphical representation of all the components and their connections within an electrical circuit.
Power Supply in Schematic Capture and Circuit Simulation
From robots to electric vehicles to data centers and IoT devices—the one thing every circuit has in common is the need for a power supply. Different circuits will have...
So you’ve created a circuit diagram with OrCAD Capture, you’ve already run a design rule check (DRC), and you’re ready to verify your circuit’s electrical performance. How do you do it?
How Adding SPICE To Your EDA Workflow Makes Circuit Simulation Interactive
SPICE is short for Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis, and it’s the industry standard for open-source analog electronic circuit simulation.
Why You Should Incorporate Real-Time Circuit Simulation Into Your EDA Workflow
SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) is a type of software tool for running analog electronic circuit simulations.
What is Annotation and Back Annotation in PCB Design?
There are two cases where the words annotation and back-annotation will come up in the context of PCB design. One has to do with the general EDA (electronic design automation) workflow: you’re...
What is a PCB Netlist?
So you’ve created a PCB schematic using OrCAD Capture, and you’re ready to take your design to the next step in the electronic design automation (EDA) process with a PCB layout tool...
EDA 101: Schematic Capture and Logical Design
Every PCB design starts out as a circuit diagram. Remember those universal symbols you used to represent resistors, capacitors, and other components in a circuit diagram?
Introduction to Hierarchical Schematic Design
PCB designs can get pretty complex. If you’ve ever struggled with matching net names and resolving errors across traditional multi-page flat schematics, it may be time to give hierarchical...
EK Power Success Story
When we are thinking about what is best for the customer in the long-run, the answer is that we need to push the organization forward and align us with the customer’s needs. Using OrCAD Capture CIS...
Rules for Schematic Symbols
Notes On Schematic Capture
There once was a time when it was common for the PCB Designer to also capture the schematics. I’m not trying to say that the EE’s came along and broke everything.
Early Stage Design Considerations of Starting a PCB Project from Scratch
There’s nothing quite like the smell of hot solder on a Sunday afternoon, tinkering in your basement as you bring a new electronic concept to life. PCBs are the foundation of modern electronics.
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Notes From the Board Room - On Dimensions
The easiest method is called datum dimensioning where all you do is establish the center of the universe at some point and call it zero-zero. Extension lines...
Rules for Schematic Symbols
Multi-Board Electrical and Thermal Co-simulation using Sigrity PowerDC
Cadence Sigrity PowerDC allows the users to predict the correct DC voltage drop based on the operating temperature of that region of the electronic product's printed circuit board. This demo will...
Co-Simulate Mechanical and Electrical Systems
The seamless bi-directional integration between MathWorks MATLAB Simulink and PSpice lets you easily simulate electrical circuits and mechanical, hydraulic, thermal blocks in one unified environment.
First Time Right Design of Low-Cost Boards with OrCAD Design Tools
Validate Your Circuit Automatically Without Manually Plotting Graphs